Mitchell White edges Harrisburg by one run in double dip
Mitchell White and Harrisburg squared off in a doubleheader and the two teams battled so closely that only one run separated them.
In Game 1, Mitchell was able to hang on for a 4-3 win, but Game 2 ended in a 2-2 tie in teener baseball play on Tuesday at Drake Field.
Lincoln Bates drove in the first run of the game for Mitchell on a single to tie the game 1-1 after one inning. Karter Sibson helped Mitchell regain the lead in the bottom of the third. Despite grounding into a double play, he still managed to drive in a run for a 2-1 lead.
Bates would later add an RBI triple and Blake Brosz drove in a run on a sacrifice fly to give Mitchell a 4-1 lead.
Tyson Sabers picked up the win, giving up two earned runs on six hits scattered across 5 1/3 innings.
The second game was tight the whole way. Both teams finished with two runs and six hits in five innings.
Mitchell took a 2-0 lead in the first inning RBI singles by Sabers and Peyton Mandel in the bottom of the first, but Harrisburg tied it in the second with one swing of the bat, as Jason Hanson hit a two-run double.
Landen Soulek tossed all five frames, giving up two earned runs on six hits and struck out three batters for Mitchell. Sibson went 2-for-3 in the game at the plate.
Mitchell (9-16-1) travels to Brandon Valley for a doubleheader on Thursday.